LST 835

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid September 6 1944 - Launched October 25 1944

  1. USS LST-835
    Commissioned November 20 1944 - Decommissioned January 1946
    Laid up in Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
    Named HILLSDALE COUNTY July 1 1955, While in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register October 1959

  2. SHIMOKITA LST-4002 (Japanese Naval Service)
    Sold to Japan April 1961 and renamed

  3. BRP CAVITE LT-509 (Philippine Naval Service)
    Sold to the Republic of the Philippines 1978 and renamed

    Scrapped 1989

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

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GregCiesielski LST835 1945 1 Front.jpg


Official Business


Other Information

LST-835 earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 1 Campaign star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.



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